Jan 29 2013
Photo: Congressman Rogers with Summit Aviation employees
SOMERSET, KY -- Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) joined executives from Northrup Grumman Corporation and Summit Aviation at a news conference at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport to announce a partnership that will create and sustain jobs in southern Kentucky.
Summit Aviation is now manufacturing the protective Faraday cage that will be used in the U.S. Navy's MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter assembled by Northrup Grumman. The Faraday cage protects the helicopter's electrical components from lightning damage and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Summit Aviation delivered the first completed cage during the news conference.
"This equipment will save lives. These high-tech unmanned helicopters allow our military to gain vital intelligence while eliminating the need to put our men and women in uniform in danger," said Rogers. "Our workforce has proven we're up to the challenge and I applaud Northrup Grumman and Summit Aviation for investing high quality jobs in our rural region."
For more details about the MQ-8C Fire Scout, click here to read the news release from Northrup Grumman Corporation.
Click here to view more photos from the news conference.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visithttp://halrogers.house.gov/or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.